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Submission Deadline: AAMG Call For Proposals
AAMG’s 2021 conference will explore how academic museums and galleries are fostering wellness and embracing new understandings of equity in the midst of one of the most challenging social, political, and economic periods in American history. This year’s conference aims to find new paths and solutions to a more just and empathetic world. We invite proposals that address these questions: How are museums and galleries becoming community hubs where emotional, psychological, and identity-centered fairness and solace can be explored, created, debated, and located? How have DEAI initiatives challenged or disrupted your institutional structure and internal practices, including collections, exhibitions, storytelling and teaching, and management? How do academic museums and galleries survive and thrive in this new higher education reality?
Possible Proposal Topics:
Embedding wellness across the institution
Adapting and changing priorities for the better to be more equitable
Social emotional learning as a foundation for the educational resources
Taking the wellness temperature of museums – are we healthy?
Helping our parent institutions address racial and gender justice practices and initiatives
Creating effective political discourse in our communities
Expanding audience when embracing health and wellness-oriented programs and resources
Overcoming the impact of inequities that have long existed in higher education and society on museums/galleries
Moving our staff, colleagues, students, and audiences from a focus on self-care to an emphasis on community-care
Types of Proposals Requested